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Is Medicine an Art or a Science? Thought-Provoking Conversation on It's A Question of Balance

Special guest Victoria Sweet, Professor of Medicine, veteran physician, award-winning author, and wonderful storyteller, shares her thoughts on good medicine taking more than amazing technology.

To listen Click Here Is Medicine Art or Science? | It's A Question of Balance (broadcast Oct 14)

Victoria Sweet is associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; a prizewinning historian with a Ph.D. in history and social medicine; the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship; and a physician for over 20 years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, where she began writing. In her first highly acclaimed book God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, she laid out her evidence—in stories of her patients and her hospital—for some radically new ideas about medicine and healthcare in the USA. Vanity Fair states that Victoria provides “an inspiring alternative vision of caring for the sick”. In her new book Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing, Victoria expands and builds on those ideas and stories delving into the essence of medicine. 

For more information and to listen to past shows click here It's A Question of Balance


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